RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) – A Southern California woman facing trial for animal cruelty is now charged with elder abuse for leaving her ailing 86-year-old mother outside on a chaise lounge for days.
Investigators say the elderly woman was soaked in urine, covered with feces and had bleeding bedsores when she was brought to an Orange County hospital last month.
The Riverside Press-Enterprise says the woman’s daughter, 47-year-old Janice Susan Deutsch, will be arraigned on Nov. 29 for causing great bodily injury on an elderly person, a felony.
Jail records show the Riverside County rancher was released on $250,000 bond. There is no attorney of record.
Deutsch was charged with felony animal cruelty last year after skinny horses were seized from her 5-acre property near Murrieta. That charge was later reduced to a misdemeanor.